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Poll: Muslims Positive About Globalization, Trade

August 28, 2008

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For Release: 23:00 GMT August 27, 2008 Contact: Steven Kull (202) 232-7500 College Park, MD—Contrary to the common assumption that Muslims view globalization as a threat to their society, a new poll of predominantly Muslim countries finds that globalization is generally viewed positively. The poll was conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in six nations located in different […]

Anwar Ibrahim Exposing Judicial Corruption in Malaysia

August 26, 2008

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In September 2007 Anwar Ibrahim released the videotape recording of Malaysian lawyer VK Lingam engaged in a telephone conversation with Chief Justice Ahmed Fairuz about fixing judges and court cases (see the 3 video clips at the end of this post). The conspiracy depicted in the video implicates the highest levels of power in the […]

American Muslim Pilot and Veteran Placed on Terrorist Watch list

August 25, 2008

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CNN Please click here to watch how an American Muslim pilot, placed on a terrorist watch list, may now be unable to provide for his family and himself because he will not be able to fly planes. He is a war veteran who has placed his life on the line for our country.

Sadam Ali, U.S. Muslim Olympic Athlete

August 23, 2008

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Boxing Born: September 26, 1988 Brooklyn, NY Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Ht: / Wt: 5’8″ / 132 lbs Event(s): Boxing – lightweight (60kg/132 lbs)   Olympic berth Despite winning his second straight national Golden Gloves title in 2007, lightweight Sadam Ali (60kg/132 lbs) didn’t impress many at the U.S. Nationals last year, […]

The True Face of “Democratic” India: Cycles of Hate in Gujarat and Kashmir

August 12, 2008

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Injustice and Terrorism in Gujarat This video is about the opression of Inidan Muslims since 1947. Officially there are around 150 million muslims in India but some claim these figures are as high as 200 million. Still Muslims in India are poor, uneducated and live in very bad conditions. This is due to systematic social […]

Faculty position in Islamics open at Macalester College

August 12, 2008

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions 2008-2009 Religious Studies   The Religious Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islamics at the assistant or associate professor level to begin Fall 2009. PhD required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in classical Islam. Preference will be given to candidates […]

Toxic Leadership: McCain as the man with his finger on the button

August 8, 2008

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Note from RI: There is some bad language in this video. In a report on Senator John McCain’s well documented “temper,” MSNBC offered this insightful, accurate and disturbing analysis of a man who might be the next President of the United States. Does putting his hand in control of the enormous power of the US […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 29–Obama’s Muslim Outreach Director Resigns

August 6, 2008

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WASHINGTON: (AP) An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign amid questions about his connection to a fundamentalist imam. Mazen Asbahi started as the campaign’s outreach coordinator on July 26, and he resigned in a letter to the campaign Monday. He said he was […]

Jumping to False Conclusions: The Anthrax Scare

August 3, 2008

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CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — DNA evidence from the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings led authorities to a suspect who officials say killed himself, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The DNA linked the anthrax used in the mailing to a flask used in Bruce Ivins’ lab at the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious […]

Humor: Butchering the English Language in Syria

August 3, 2008

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Travelers’ Laptops, Cellphones, Flash Drives, Pagers, etc. May Be Detained At Border

August 1, 2008

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No Suspicion Required Under DHS Policies By Ellen Nakashima Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 1, 2008; A01 Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland […]